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Think you’ve got journalism’s next big idea? Get to know Elspeth Revere, the MacArthur Foundation’s media maven

The most important woman in Chicago journalism attended the landmark Chicago Journalism Town Hall in early 2009 and sat quietly in back. Few people knew she was there or who she was, but the noisy room would have gone stone silent in an instant if she’d stood and said something like, “Many of you have […]

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Is This the Future of Chicago Journalism?

The Chicago Community Trust is scattering half a million dollars in seed money to support 12 innovative local journalism projects. It’s a new program, Community News Matters, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation ($250,000) and the John D. and Catherine T.MacArthur Foundation ($100,000) as well as CCT; spokesperson Vivian Vahlberg says […]